JAMIE O’Hara is keen to guide Billericay Town to the Essex Senior Cup final by overcoming Waltham Abbey tonight.

Billericay claimed the county bragging rights two years ago, with O’Hara coming on as a substitute in the 2-1 final win over Chelmsford City.

Waltham Abbey stand between Town and a second final in three seasons and player-manager O’Hara is keen to sweep the Isthmian South Central outfit aside at New Lodge.

O’Hara said: “We want to get to the final and it’s another good game for us.

“We were five unbeaten before the loss to Wealdstone and playing well, but injuries and illness meant we were half a yard off it all over the pitch.

“We’ll pick ourselves up and it’s a big game because we want to get to a final.

“Every game at home really matters to us.

“It’s been a difficult spell for us because we were supposed to have four or five games on the bounce at home.

“But we had games called off and other games have been pushed back.”

Billericay will be looking to bounce back from their 3-0 defeat to National League South leaders Wealdstone on Saturday.

Former Town strikers Moses Emmanuel and Ross Lafayette were among the goals as Billericay saw a fine unbeaten run come to an end.

And O’Hara insists he will not accept a similar performance when Waltham Abbey look to cause an upset at New Lodge.

“I was disappointed,” added O’Hara.

“A couple of weeks ago, we played them at home, were the better side and won 3-1.

“But, on this occasion, we weren’t good enough.

“I’ll be honest, we were struggling and I was a little bit worried before the game.

“Three or four of the boys weren’t well, Alfie Potter was struggling, Alan Julian wasn’t 100 per cent fit and we didn’t have Dejon Noel-Williams, which is hard away from home.

“It was the first game since going to Concord Rangers on Boxing Day where I was a little bit worried and it showed in the end.

“They were better than us, on the front foot and showed why they are league leaders.

“We were well beaten and the boys weren’t good enough.

“They know it and I won’t stand for it.

“It will be addressed but Wealdstone were the better side.”

Tonight’s winners will face Concord or Dagenham & Redbridge in the final.